Contact Us

Section of Intellectual Property Law

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Phone: 312-988-6254
Fax: 312-988-6800



Mike Winkler, Section Director

  • Oversees staff and Section activities
  • Supports Section officers and council activities
  • Handles ABA policy matters and amicus brief and blanket authority requests

Ayesha Naqeeb, Administrative Assistant

  • General Section inquiries
  • Administrative and Committee
  • Change of address/phone/fax

Carey Farley, Programming/Event Director

  • Oversees Meetings Unit and Technology Manager
  • Handles all meetings/conference program planning

Eugenia Jefferson, Technology Specialist/Analyst

  • Maintains and updates an entity's website, discussion lists, and web forums.
  • Collaborates with entity staff and members to ensure the effective use of technology.
  • Optimizes business processes by leveraging available technology.

Michael Kesler, Program Associate

  • CLE Programs & Annual Meeting
    (speakers, course materials, etc.)
  • Meeting registration and logistics

Amy Mandel, Director, Communications and Publications

  • Oversees Section publishing, communications, media, and membership
  • Oversees Communications Unit and membership & marketing manager

Brian O'Connor, Membership and Marketing Manager

  • Manages Section membership development and marketing
  • Handles membership board and action groups

Kira.Alvarez, Legislative Consultant

Washington DC Office
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

  • Handles substantive/legislative issues
  • ABA policy matters and amicus brief and blanket authority requests